WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced that it is taking the next step in the process of finding a new headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. GSA seeks to identify sites that would be acceptable to include in a future competitive procurement that will provide the best deal for taxpayers. GSA has issued an advertisement for Expressions of Interest to landowners requesting that they offer a parcel of land to accommodate the next FBI headquarters in the District of Columbia or the surrounding counties in Maryland and Virginia. GSA will accept site proposals beginning now through December 17, 2013.
Today's advertisement is the next phase in an overall procurement strategy that is expected to conclude sometime in 2015. GSA will include one or more of the sites in a future procurement that would allow GSA to exchange the existing J. Edgar Hoover Building on Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, D.C. for a new facility that can accommodate the FBI's headquarters operations and allow it to consolidate into one location.
The advertisement asks interested parties to provide information on sites that they would donate to the government or sites that they would sell to the government. Additionally, GSA will consider sites currently in the government inventory. After GSA receives responses, it will begin evaluating the submitted sites, along with those in the federal inventory, to identify sites that meet or exceed GSA's and FBI's requirements. GSA anticipates that selected sites will be specified in a future request for development proposals for a new FBI Headquarters.
There is significant interest from the private sector and local governments in developing a new FBI headquarters facility in the National Capital Region. Last March, GSA received 38 responses from the development community about exchanging the FBI's current headquarters in the J. Edgar Hoover building, which no longer meets the FBI needs for a new, consolidated headquarters. GSA is using the input it is receiving to outline its future procurement.
The advertisement for Expressions of Interest will be posted to FedBizOpps.gov this afternoon.
SOURCE U.S. General Services Administration